DR Horton, The Palms, a new community on Palmer Road (coming soon?)

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What is currently a single family home, horse steeples, and a horse track, seems to be getting rezoned for a new single family home community on Palmer and Tatum Road. This property was once up for sale back in the real estate bubble days of 2005. Now national home builder, DR Horton wants to develop a new single family community called “The Palms” on this acreage and put in 46 single family homes. You can read the full details about “The Palms” by DR Horton on The Sarasota County Website for Zoning

The property is 23.26 acres. There are planned trails and safer access for biking and walking around this future community. They’re proposing just 34% of this parcel for development. The preserve and trees on the northeast and eastern side are to mostly remain intact.

New Home development East County Sarasota, The Palms by DR Horton.
The Palms by DR Horton, Palmer Road, Rim Road, and Tatum Ridge Road. New Development coming in East County Sarasota Florida (Bill Travers, Realtor®)

While I tend to stay away from giving my personal opinion on these topics (unless asked:-), I personally welcome the improvements to this part of Palmer Road. The road needs to be newly paved in this proximity, and for cyclists, it can only help by giving them a smooth surface less the patches over the potholes. I also think it’s a nice option for all of us in this eastern location to have a public walking trail to expand our walking options.

Would you, or anyone you know be interested in purchasing in “The Palms” and being represented by Bill Travers, Realtor, Broker, & Owner of Sarasota Communities Real Estate? Please leave us your information below (whether you’re a possible homebuyer, or not) as well as your opinion on this project, and we’ll represent you on your purchase, OR, just keep you in the loop on any developing news of The Palms. Keep in mind, we love to gift our clients a $3,000.00 closing cost contribution from our commission. It’s our gift from us to you!

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The Enclave, Villages at Pinetree, Sarasota – August 2020 Market stats

Market report for The Enclave, Villages at Pinetree, Sarasota

Point blank, there is an inventory homes for sale in The Enclave, Villages at Pinetree shortage.  As of September 18th, One home recently listed at approximately 2460 square foot, went on the market and in two days, it was under contract.

The “move to Florida” trend is alive and well.  Covid-19 has really surprised the market with a hot bed of activity and if it weren’t for builders, there would be an even more increased shortage of new homes.   Tatum Ridge school, being out East, close to parks, the interstate, and shops, just make The Enclave-Villages at Pinetree a very sought after community.   View Sarasota & Manatee County stats here for August 2020.

The first chart is showing “List Price by Square Foot ratio” and “Days to Sell” taken from our regional MLS over the last 12 months.  The second is for over the last 6 months.

Sarasota Communities Real Estate The Enclave Remember, if you want to buy or sell anywhere out East,  “know before you go, with a Real Estate Pro” by calling or texting Bill Travers at Sarasota Communities Real Estate.  Being one of the first homeowners in The Enclave, I have my finger on the pulse of the market.  It can’t get any better than that! 941-544-7516.  OR, visit our website to search MLS properties that are up to date at SarasotaCommunities.com.  We’ll get back to you as quick as possible.




The Enclave SArasota villages at pinetree market report


New community on Palmer coming soon!

The rural feel is starting to fill in!  We all like it the way  it is out East but everyone has the same desire to live in our East location.

Now Kolter Homes is coming to Palmer & Iona Rd. Their sign is for “ArtistrySarasota.com.  Kolter is based out of Palm Beach and will be doing a lifestyle community with amenities. Here is a screen shot of their webpage for the community.

artistry sarasota

It doesn’t look to be a high density “affordable” housing community as was originally planned a few  years back. Which only makes sense. How could affordable housing get to public transportation in the first place this far East?  This project should only enhance our property values and with all  hope, help expand Palmer Rd. Near Laurel Lakes.

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Blog taking off..

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Its amazing the amount of interest our community blog gets. We have grown in traffic over the last 6 years. From interest in our community from fellow neighbors, to people  looking for a home to buy or rent in The Enclave. When you search Google for “The Enclave Sarasota”, we rank number 1.

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Guess Who’s Moving In Next Door

Ryland Homes bought the parcel next to Phase III Enclave.  This is the land in between Western Pine & Palmer Glen.  The price was for $5.37 million. That comes to $200,260 per acre.   There will be 90 homes and it will be called “Palmer Reserve”. Ryland will be building larger homes than the nearby community adjacent to Laurel Lakes; Palmer Lake.  Look for 2200-3500 sq. ft. Starting in the high $200’s. They are planning to start developing in late June 2013.

The community amenities will be a tot lot & several parks.

The Enclave Garage Sale

saturday april fourteen the enclaveIt’s time for our semi annual garage sale in The Enclave, Villages at Pinetree.

We set a date of Saturday, November, 17  from 8-2, 2012.  Some of you wanted Sunday but the board thought one day was enough and I personally agree as there was an extremely LITE showing of buyers the last time we did a Sunday.  So mark your calendars and reap in the bucks! Good Luck!

Just sold in The Enclave – Sarasota Florida

Just sold in The Enclave – Sarasota Florida

I represented the buyer on this beautiful, gift of a deal, Short Sale home for sale in The Enclave.  We closed September 12th and it only took the bank 2 months to get the contract to closing.  This home is located in The Enclave community, 3 miles east of Cattlemen and I-75.

Bill Travers sells The Enclave Sarasota for buyers and sellersThe home is immaculate with corian countertops, extended lanai, maple cabinets and central vacuum.  The home was built by Centex Homes in 2004.  The view is private with a massive oak tree in the rear and a slough which divides phase II from phase I in The Enclave.

Bill Travers is The Enclave Neighborhood specialist and knows the market.  Contact Bill to know more about The Enclave by clicking here or call him direct at toll free at: 888-206-1175.

Inventory of homes for sale in The Enclave

Inventory for homes for sale in The Enclave is extremely low

It’s September 2011 and there are only *3 active listings on the MLS for homes for sale in The Enclave, Sarasota Florida.  There is a good chance that we could start to see supply and demand factors.  The 3 active homes appear to be overpriced and could explain why they’re still on the market.

There are 278 homes in the Enclave.  Do the math and that’s approximately a 1% vacancy rate of homes for sale.  Typically 5% is a normal rate.  There are 23 homes in foreclosure status.  Average days on the market is 96 days and the median price is at $260,500.  I would say we could raise the prices a little.  However, appraisals are still coming in low so this doesn’t help on financed transactions.  If there are cash buyers out there (and there are), us sellers can be more firm on our price.  Inventory across the board in Sarasota is very low  and the crop is no creme le creme!

Season is almost here  Our northern friends will be coming down looking to buy.  In my opinion, if they looked last year and didn’t buy, just wait until they come down now and realize the inventory isn’t what it was.  They’re likely to feel frustrated.  6 months from now will be an interesting analysis on The Enclave homes for sale numbers. Let’s see where things go.   Click here to contact Bill Travers if you’re interested in buying or selling in The Enclave.

*Stats taken from My Florida Regional MLS & IMAPP on 9/11/11

Palmer Road Detour…Oh Boy!

Hello Neighbors,

I thought I would share this info with you as we’re all going to have to do some adjusting to our daily traffic routing.  The folowing info was taken from the Sarasota County Gov.’s site on the Palmer Road detour.  (Click here for link)

Here is a snapshot from Google Maps and the information. Hope this helps.

Palmer Boulevard area, Sarasota: A road closure is scheduled to begin this week as construction continues on the Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility improvement and expansion project. Palmer Boulevard from east of Bell Road to east of Center Road is expected to be closed Monday, June 7, through Sunday, Aug. 22. Variable message signs about the upcoming closure already are installed on Palmer Boulevard. Traffic eastbound on Palmer Boulevard will be detoured to the north onto Bell Road, then east onto E. Sawgrass Road and diverted back onto Coburn Road, then north to Fruitville Road. Westbound traffic on Palmer Boulevard also will be detoured north to Fruitville Road via East Road.

The Enclave Blog Team bringing you the news from Sarasota County on the detour for Palmer Road as of June 7
Good Luck everyone getting around this chaos

Also, the sidewalk along the west side of Raymond Road from Palmer Boulevard south to the Raymond Road wooden bridge is closed. In addition, the sidewalk along the north side of Palmer Boulevard from Center Road to the gazebo is closed due to off-road equipment traffic. Pedestrians will need to use another route in this area. Construction equipment will be moving in and out of the Celery Fields on the northwest side of the Raymond Road wooden bridge. The project is expected to be completed in late fall of 2010.

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Palmer Road East Video

Hello again fellow neighbors.

I recently did a video for my website, SarasotaCommunities.com on the different communities in our area.  Take a look at the video when you get a chance. Bill Travers Real Estate

I feel very confident that our locale is very strong in attracting families and retirees looking for that great Sarasota Lifestyle.  We live in such a great place. 

I hope to have the official announcement for the launch of this blog in everyones mailbox within a couple of days so that everyone can participate in posting their comments and to do some networking with each other.

As always, I welcome your feedback.  Thanks and continue to have a great summer!

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Just using my Facebook account, read about this new networking website http://www.sarasotalocal.com/ a  community built for people living, working and visiting Sarasota. The Sarasota events, places and people that make this town a great place to play, work and visit!
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What a Blast!!

What a casual night was last night February 8th on Fraser Pine Blvd, when some neighbors got together in a casual event with some drinks, wings, pizza and more….. adults spent the night having fun and watching the kids playing until they dropped.
No invitation was needed… this is definetely something we need to do more often.

After 11 o’clock guys left for the #1 bar or what’eva you want to call it… in the area.
I am sure some where feeling better than others this morning.
Thank you everyone for coming and for the wine, beer, wings, cheese “cubes” and “wrapped”, crackers, shrimps and pizza.
Some pictures in the next blog!